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4:50 PM ET, October 27, 2011


 Top News: 
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
Cuts, Changes Come to Financial Video Service, Reuters Insider  —  It's been 17 months since Thomson Reuters debuted an online financial video news service, available to Reuters subscribers.  —  However, much like the recent layoffs dotting the radio landscape, (Cumulus, Clear Channel) …
Todd A. Heywood / The American Independent:   Laid off Gannett reporter turns occupy protester, feels burned by CEO's $37 mil pay
Hundreds Cut By Clear Channel Yesterday
Discussion: The New York Observer
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Longtime Washington Post exec Bo Jones to MacNeil/Lehrer  —  After more than three decades with The Washington Post, Bo Jones will become President and CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, which produces “PBS Newshour.”  Jones, who is currently chairman of The Washington Post …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Netflix Takes Up a Third of Internet Bandwidth Traffic shifting from computers to connected devices  —  Netflix may have lost 800,000 subscribers last quarter, but there are still more than enough streaming fans left over to hog nearly a third of peak Internet bandwidth.
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
Disney Channel to Be Introduced in Russia  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company on Thursday said it had completed a deal to introduce the Disney Channel in Russia, one of the world's last big untapped entertainment markets and one in which Disney has struggled to gain a foothold.
Discussion: Company Town and The Wrap
Yahoo Finance:
Analyst: Digital fees not enough to help NY Times  —  Citigroup analyst downgrades NY Times, expects print ad woes to trump gains from digital fees  —  Related Quotes … NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times' digital paywall is unlikely to collect enough revenue to offset a long-running decline …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
Wikileaks payments blockade sets dangerous precedent  —  The mainstream media should be up in arms about corporations' ability to choke off sources of WikiLeaks' funding  —  Suppose you are the proprietor of an information service.  Your customers buy what you sell using the major payment systems …
Eric Jackson / Forbes:
David Kenny Won't Be the Next CEO of Yahoo!  —  Image by Getty Images Europe via @daylife  —  David Kenny stepped down as President of Akamai (AKAM) yesterday at the same time the company reported good numbers that caused the stock to jump 14% after-hours.
Garett Sloane / New York Post:   Kenny in Yahoo! leader loop
Christopher Soghoian / New York Times:
Without Computer Security, Sources' Secrets Aren't Safe With Journalists  —  BRAVE journalists have defied court orders and have even been jailed rather than compromise their ethical duty to protect sources.  But as governments increasingly record their citizens' every communication …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
CBC News:
Kobo to become a publisher  —  Canadian-based e-book seller Kobo is following in Amazon's footsteps and creating a publishing arm that will deal directly with authors, CBC News has learned.  —  Kobo, whose major shareholder is Indigo Books, will roll out its program sometime next year, according to CEO Michael Serbinis.
Discussion: GalleyCat, eBookNewser and TeleRead
Katie Roiphe / Slate:
Gawker Is Big Immature Baby  —  Why can't Gawker do nastiness the right way?  —  One bright day a book came across my desk with a letter from its editor saying that the writer was a “big fan” of my work and would like a blurb.  As the writer was from Gawker it seemed a tiny bit surprising that she would be …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Stop the press releases!  PR Newswire sued by rival  —  (Reuters) - When one distributor of corporate press releases concluded that a rival was trying to steal its secrets, it didn't issue a press release, it went to court.  —  Marketwire on Wednesday filed a $25 million lawsuit accusing rival PR Newswire …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
James O'Keefe takes aim at Clay Shirky, Jay Rosen  —  In the second installment of his “To Catch a Journalist” series, James O'Keefe has produced a surreptitiously recorded, heavily edited video starring NYU professors Clay Shirky and Jay Rosen.  In the video, Shirky, who is described …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel Back Next-Generation Digital Book Publisher Hyperink  —  Hyperink, a next-generation digital book publishing platform, has raised $1.2 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, Launch Capital, Cyriac Roeding, Jack Abraham, and others.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comcast Moves NBCU Local's Shopping Guide To DailyCandy  —  A year after NBC (NSDQ: CMCSA) Universal's local division launched shopping guide network The Feast, the property is being handed over to its Comcast sibling, lifestyle e-newsletter and deals network DailyCandy.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Bloomberg TV Begins Live Streaming to the iPad  —  Bloomberg is bringing its 24-hour live broadcast to the iPad, the financial media conglomerate announced Thursday.  —  Unlike CNN or ESPN, which make their live feeds available only to select subscribers, Bloomberg is boldly making its broadcast available to anyone with an iPad.
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
What's Really Next for Apple in Television  —  “I've finally cracked it!”  Steven P. Jobs, co-founder of Apple, told his biographer, Walter Isaacson.  —  Although Mr. Jobs was referring to Apple's plans to build a full-fledged television, he was not actually referring to the TV set …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
CNN's Richard Quest hails news impact of ‘the almighty mobile’  —  But worries that teens' screen preferences mean ‘the days of the physical paper are seriously numbered’  —  Are mobile phones changing the news industry?  An easy question to answer: just look at the number of TV networks …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian launches n0tice, an open community news platform  —  One of the most common complaints about newspapers' adaptation to the digital world — or, depending on your perspective, their lack thereof — is their failure to create their own versions of Craigslist.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future's Stevie Spring resigns  —  Former ITN chief takes over as executives depart from Metal Hammer publisher in move that will save almost £1m a year  —  Future, publisher of magazine titles including Fast Car and Metal Hammer, is to save almost £1m a year after the resignation …
Ian Darby / Campaign:
Dennis Publishing to launch iPad edition of The Week  —  The Week, Dennis Publishing's news digest title, is launching an iPad edition.  —  The Week: releasing app  —  Dennis, which is also testing a web version of the title, is expected to launch The Week app in mid-November.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
“Makers Against Takers”: Viacom drums up 'Net censorship support with tasty half-muffins  —  It's no secret that major copyright owners like Viacom have been working with members of Congress on legislation to censor so-called “rogue sites” on the Internet.  With today's introduction …
Discussion: Business Insider
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:UK:
E-Book Sales Grow By 564%, Now Make Up 5.5% Of Bloomsbury Sales  —  Bloomsbury Publishing, which operates in both the U.S. and UK (and is the UK publisher of the Harry Potter series) is seeing “unprecedented” digital growth: E-book sales are up 564 percent for the six-month period ending August 31 …
Discussion: The Wrap
Nina Lovelace / Guardian:
Introducing @GuardianTagBot, your new Twitter-based search assistant  —  Got something you want to find on the Guardian website?  Tweet your question at our new @GuardianTagBot service to get an answer with the help of the Guardian's Open Platform  —  The Guardian is experimenting …
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Morgan Gibson / American Journalism Review:
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Steve Krakauer Promoted to Senior Digital Producer at CNN
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Ellie Behling / Street Fight:
CBS Pairs Traditional and Digital Media to Reach Consumers
Discussion: Poynter
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Why Amazon Is Happy to Burn Money on the Kindle Fire
Discussion: Forbes, Digits, TeleRead and AppleInsider